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LINKS FOR ACTORS
Reading Material and web sites that will enhance your study at the Academy


Theatre Services & Media


EDUCATIONAL LINKS

  • The First Folio of ShakespeareFirst published in 1623, originally published as Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories & Tragedies, the Folio is the major source for contemporary texts of his plays.  More importantly, the first folio contains all of Shakespeare's original punctuation and line arrangements, which serve as vital clues to acting Shakespeare's plays.  As you study Shakespeare and the Folio together, you will find that in many cases, the key to the scene is found in the original arrangement of the lines.

  • An Overview of Constanin Stanislavski.  An Actor Prepares, Building a Character and Creating a Role;  these three book titles represent the foundation of modern American acting.  The Stanislavski system of actor development is what led to the development of training actors in the famous "Group Theatre" and ultimately Lee Strasberg's "The Actor's Studio".

  •   Today, interviews from Inside the Actors Studio are shown on Bravo TV as craft seminars for students of the Actors Studio Drama School, originally a joint venture of the Actors Studio and New School University.

  • An Overview of The Actor's Studio in New York City.  Perhaps the most influential acting school in America in the 20th Century, The Actors Studio is a membership organization for professional actors, theatre directors and playwrights located in the Old Labor Stage at 432 West 44th Street in New York City. Founded in 1947 by Elia Kazan, Cheryl Crawford, and Robert Lewis, the Studio is known for its work refining and teaching method acting, an approach originally developed by the Group Theatre in the 1930s based on the innovations of Constantin Stanislavski.  In 1949, Lee Strasberg joined the Actor's Studio in New York and within a year became the Artistic Director, spawning two more generations of actors, directors, and playwrights. The list of actors who have studied under Lee Strasberg's tutelage is staggering (to name a few like Geraldine Page, Paul Newman, Al Pacino, Kim Stanley, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Fonda, James Dean, Dustin Hoffman, Eli Wallach, Eva Marie Saint, Robert DeNiro, Jill Clayburgh, Jack Nicholson, and Steve McQueen).  Read Strasberg "On Acting"

  • Acting Monologues by Anton Chekhov.  Anton Chekhov is one of the fathers of modern drama. The Moscow Art Theater's production of Chekhov's The Seagull (1897), under the direction of Constantin Stanislavski, and a few years later, a revised version of The Wood Demon, titled Uncle Vanya (1899). Along with The Three Sisters (1901) and The Cherry Orchard (1904), would go on to become masterpieces of the modern theatre.  It was Chekhov's eye for the comedy in human behavior and and his poetic sense of realism that influenced playwrights throughout the 20th century and up to the present. Some of the finest monologues for actors can be found in his plays.

  • Classic Monologues for Actors - a long list of monologues from a variety of classical playwrights.

  • New York Times Article on The Stella Adler Studio of Acting - 4/9/08


 

 


 

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